By Chris Emma–
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (CBS) — A Bears defense playing well as of late is missing one of its key players in practice.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Parts Of Illinois And Indiana; Lake Effect Snow Lingers
Linebacker Danny Trevathan was held out of work on Wednesday with what coach John Fox called a calf strain. Trevathan suffered the injury in the game against the Saints on Oct. 29 and hasn’t practiced since.
“He’s making progress,” Fox said.READ MORE: Illinois State Departments, Driver Service Facilities Reopen Monday Weeks After COVID Surge
The Bears got a boost on offense with the return of receiver Markus Wheaton, who had been held out with a groin injury. Wheaton worked in a limited fashion. He could be available to play against the Packers on Sunday.
Wednesday’s injury report also included tight end Dion Sims (illness), linebacker Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring), defensive back Bryce Callahan (knee) and defensive back Sherrick McManis (hamstring) being held out. Guard Kyle Long (finger) worked in a limited fashion.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy officially ruled out tight end Martellus Bennett during his press conference with the media in Green Bay.MORE NEWS: Snow, Black Ice Cause Multi-Vehicle Pile Up On Interstate 90